Nebraska Considers State Zoning to Increase Housing Density
The bills would require cities to adopt zoning regulations to allow duplexes and ADUs.
Montana Judge Blocks Zoning Reforms
The decision reverses new laws once dubbed the ‘Montana Miracle.’
San Diegans at Odds Over ‘Granny Towers’
A provision in the city’s ADU ordinance allows developers to build an essentially unlimited number of units on single-family lots.
A Look at Milwaukee’s Zoning Reform Proposal
The ‘Growing MKE’ plan calls for allowing ADUs, reducing barriers to new construction, and expanding the types of housing available in the city’s residential areas.
Reno Revisits Zoning Reform
After roundly rejecting a proposal to legalize granny flats in 2018, the city council is revising it and other zoning reform proposals that could increase the city’s affordable housing supply.
Salem, Oregon Offers Pre-Approved ADU Plans
The city hopes the free plans will streamline the permitting process for homeowners and help spur more housing construction.
Federal Rule Change Lets Banks Include ADU Income in Mortgage Decisions
A policy change from the Federal Housing Administration is designed to spur more rental housing construction and bring homeownership within reach of more U.S. households.
Creating Affordable Housing is a Priority for ADU Owners
How accessory dwelling units can benefit homeowners and renters alike.
Opinion: ADUs Are Not the Solution to the Housing Crisis
One writer argues that backyard homes can hinder community-building and relegate some residents to the shadows.
Austin Could Legalize Tiny Homes, RVs as ADUs
Expanding the types of homes eligible as accessory dwelling units could help more homeowners afford the construction costs.
ADU Permits Spike in Sacramento County
Backyard cottages, known as accessory dwelling units, are touted as one solution to the rising cost of housing.
Phoenix Approves ADUs
The city hopes backyard ‘casitas’ can help alleviate the housing crisis.
Richmond Poised to Make ADUs By-Right
A new ordinance would reduce costs and delays for building or converting accessory dwelling units in single-family neighborhoods.
ADU Demand Grows Across the West Coast
In communities from California to Washington, permit applications for accessory dwelling units outpace the ability of permitting and construction to keep pace.
Saratoga Springs Revises Internal ADU Rules
The city is aligning its policies with New York state regulations but is keeping parking requirements in place.
Are Americans YIMBYs or NIMBYs? Some of Each.
A recent Zillow survey eviscerates a few myths about public opinion on housing issues, but also shows that public opinion is divided.
Denver Makes ADU Rules More Flexible
The city hopes adjusting its regulations for accessory dwelling units will make the process more affordable for residents and help ease the city’s housing crunch.
California Sees Spike in ADU Permits
Homeowners in the state are eagerly taking advantage of new laws allowing them to build additional housing units, making a small but significant impact on the housing supply.
Op-Ed: How ADUs Can Ease the Housing Crunch
With the right policies in place, basement apartments, converted garages, and backyard cottages can create a significant number of affordable housing units.
More ADUs Than Single Homes Being Built in Seattle
Permits for accessory dwelling units jumped by 250 percent between 2019 and 2022.
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